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High Wing
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A new 170B owner!

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A lifelong dream of mine came true yesterday. I posted the following to my Facebook account yesterday…

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When I was a baby, I had a Chinese nanny named Annie. The first words I ever spoke were in Mandarin, I have often been told. One of the very first of those was “Feiji,” which means airplane. My mother tells me that as a baby, I would point to the sky and say “Feiji!” anytime an airplane would fly overhead.

Who knows… maybe one of my earliest dreams in life sprang from way back then.

I earned my Private Pilot Certification back when I was 18 years old, and I’ve dreamed of one day having my own airplane since long before that. That dream came true this morning!

This is my (new to me) 1956 Cessna 170B:
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Anthony Hardwick
1956 170B
N3540D s/n 27083
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WHOO-HOOOO! WELCOME!

Tell us MORE About it! Looks Fast with all that Red! :P

(I also think grey goes well with it.)
'53 B-model N146YS SN:25713
50th Anniversary of Flight Model. Winner-Best Original 170B, 100th Anniversary of Flight Convention.
An originality nut (mostly) for the right reasons. ;)
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Nice looking bird! What are the specs? How did you find it?
Nathaniel Perlman
1952 170B
N2282D S/N 20434
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Congratulations and welcome.


Rich
Rich Giannotti CFI-A. CFI-I SE.
1952 C170B
N2444D s/n 20596
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Thank you, GAHorn and redacted!

It’s a 1956 170 B with 2640 TTAF, and 1260 SMOH. It has the original 0-300 that had a major overhaul in the 80’s, and a Top end overhaul around the early 2000’s, if I recall correctly.

It has the original paint, and looks original inside. It does have Cleveland double puck brakes, and the P-Ponk Main Gear Bracing Kit (not sure if that’s the correct terminology). It also has a Scott Tailwheel STC.

I’m having a GTX 345 ADS-B transponder and a new Garmin Audio Panel put in, and a fresh annual. The current annual expires in March.

I had been keeping an eye on the various used airplane sites, and found this one listed on the first day it was posted on Barnstormers on Jan 3rd. I contacted the seller that day, and made arrangements to see it the following weekend.

The plane has apparently always been hangared, and has never suffered any damage of any kind. No hail, etc. The paint is original, and she looks super clean inside and out.

It also shows the rear tailwheel spring having been replaced around 80 hours ago.

All logs are complete and meticulously kept from day 1.

It has won a “Best Original 170 Award” and a “People’s Choice Award” in its history, and a story about that was printed in the club’s newsletter in ‘88. I only took a photo of the front page of that newsletter but several copies of that issue are in the plane’s binder of records.
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Anthony Hardwick
1956 170B
N3540D s/n 27083
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Richgj3 wrote:Congratulations and welcome.


Rich
Thank you, Rich!
Anthony Hardwick
1956 170B
N3540D s/n 27083
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Nice low time original bird. Great find! Enjoy it and fly safe.
Nathaniel Perlman
1952 170B
N2282D S/N 20434
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Congratulations! I hope you get many years of happy flying with your beautiful bird. Enjoy!
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'55 170B N4410B S/N 26754
'06 G550 “The Silver Bullet”
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Very nice airplane, good for you and enjoy it.
Is that Ron “Crazy” Massicot in the photo wearing a Pres. vest ?
Jim McIntosh..
1953 C170B S/N 25656
02 K1200RS
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Thank you, Nathaniel, Dustin and Jim!
Anthony Hardwick
1956 170B
N3540D s/n 27083
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c170b53 wrote:Very nice airplane, good for you and enjoy it.
Is that Ron “Crazy” Massicot in the photo wearing a Pres. vest ?
Yep! That pic was taken before he ate so much alligator…. :lol:
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50th Anniversary of Flight Model. Winner-Best Original 170B, 100th Anniversary of Flight Convention.
An originality nut (mostly) for the right reasons. ;)
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Welcome to the association and to the ranks of those who have followed their dreams to this lucky endeavor. Fly, be safe, have fun, REPEAT!!
N2594D, 1952 170B #20746
Near Enfield, CT
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Thank you, JSwift! I did most of my Private Pilot training at KMMK not too far from your home base.
Anthony Hardwick
1956 170B
N3540D s/n 27083
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High Wing wrote:Thank you, JSwift! I did most of my Private Pilot training at KMMK not too far from your home base.
Does that help explain the cracks in the runway..? :lol:

KMMK  (click to enlarge)
KMMK (click to enlarge)
'53 B-model N146YS SN:25713
50th Anniversary of Flight Model. Winner-Best Original 170B, 100th Anniversary of Flight Convention.
An originality nut (mostly) for the right reasons. ;)
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Welcome also!

We have our 1954 170B at MMK and our son is about to take his CFI check ride in it. The runway is fully repaired and in great condition.

Enjoy the new aircraft!

Bob
Bob Nealon

Southbury, CT
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